theatre can happen anywhere
Angela Woodhouse and Jerwood prize winner Caroline Broadhead‘s collaborative performance installation, Between, comes to the Nightingale tonight. A negotiation between spectacle and intimacy, Between explores the experience of watching tensions and connections. Performed in silence, the minutiae of movement is accentuated. A dancer with gold leaf on her arm commands attention. The gold gets passed on, displaced. Other movements happen elsewhere, partially hidden. Clothes, as skin, peel back, showing the need for intimacy, as the performers determine their own space and that of others. The audience watches intently as they negotiate the performance space, choosing how close they want to be to the performers. The resulting awareness of both subtlety in movement and physical proximity helps promote an understanding of the very human desire for closeness.
Between was first performed at the Trinity Laban in 2011, and has toured nationally in galleries and theatres. The seventh collaboration between choreographer Woodhouse and artist Broadhead, the piece also involved collaborative input from performer Stine Nilsen (Candoco Dance Co) , and performer and video artist David McCormick (DV8).
Between is to be performed this evening, Thursday 25th October. Show one starts at 6.30pm, with two more performances at 7.30pm and 8.30pm. Tickets can be purchased here.